Members of Barrie's Jewish community gathered at Centennial Beach Park Tuesday evening for the annual lighting of the Menorah to mark the start of Chanukah. On hand were several city councillors and Mayor Jeff Lehman, who was chosen flick the switch. A party followed at City Hall. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Let there be light

Members of Barrie's Jewish community gathered at Centennial Beach Park Tuesday evening for the annual lighting of the

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia Zehrs store manager Rob Goulter, left, and Joe Fresh department manager Chris Harvey are working to help a longtime employee who lost everything in a Gravenhurst fire that killed her roommate. Harvey drove to Gravenhurst to help the woman after learning of the fire.

Fire victim 'in shock'

An Orillia store is rallying behind a longtime employee who lost everything during a fatal fire in Gravenhurst this week.

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Train, SUV crash

NEW TECUMSETH – An SUV was struck by a train Wednesday morning as it crossed the railway tracks on Tottenham Road, by the 9th Line.

Rude behaviour

Bad manners landed an Owen Sound man in trouble Wednesday morning in downtown Barrie.

Marie 'Tonie' Farrell is pictured here leaving the Orillia courthouse. A judge dropped charges against her of assaulting a police officer. Tracy McLaughlin photo

Woman attacked by officer: Judge

ORILLIA — A 48-year-old grandmother who was acting as a "Good Samaritan" was karate-kicked, sucker-punched, beaten and left with "catastrophic injurie

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